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Our last stop: Hangzhou West Lake, recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
We took a high speed train there from Suzhou - train speed exceeded 300km in some segments and the air-conditioned journey took 1.5hr via Shanghai Hongqiao. A good way to escape the traffic and rogue drivers!
We arrived on a sunny and hot …
... is magnificent, Huangshan Mountain is fantastic, Wuyi Mountain is charming and Puduo Mountain is famous for its Buddhist activities. East China boasts many mountains and a dozen of them are famous tourist destinations and each has its own features which attract tourists.
Also East China is beautiful for its rivers and lakes. The Yangtze River rolls forward powerfully and the Yellow ...
... hurriedly, Hangzhou will make you slow down. In fact, traveling in Hangzhou, only carefully experience, will you understand its beauty.
The West Lake in Hangzhou
The most beautiful attraction in Hangzhou is undoubtedly the West Lake. It is like a gentle woman: soft and never hurt anybody. In Hangzhou, everyone has their own West Lake. West Lake, in fact, is hidden in the heart of everyone. Along ...
This time I am going by train. sometime soon I will upload a few photos, I took the overnight train, (2pm in the afternoon to 7:30am in the morning) from Hangzhou to Shenzhen, then a quick hop across the border and metro to Wan Chai where the Visa office is.
... check-in guy let our bags through - one was just over 30kgs, and and the carry-on was near 15. The limits for each are 23 and 10. We weren't complaining though! After a two hour flight, we were back home in Nanyang. I can never understand why it takes 90 mins to fly one way, and 2 hours to fly the other way? Same distance.
A great week, with plenty of variation, quite tiring at times, good weather mostly - though it is definitely getting colder, and great to see Ana again.